Year 5 Spelling

It’s the half-term break…

Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2013 by Mr Roundtree

…so there’s no homework or spellings this week.  Enjoy the holiday, whatever you get up to.

17 May 2013

Posted on Friday 17 May 2013 by Mr Owen

Spelling rules – revision

This week’s spellings are a combination of our three main spelling rules: “double up for a short vowel sound,” “drop the e for   i-n-g” and “drop the i for a y”

slotting

hoping

pebble

copies

shattered

soggiest

biggest

cried

waking

tastier

10 May 2013

Posted on Saturday 11 May 2013 by Mr Owen

Wow words

This week’s spellings are all impressive words to use. We sometimes call them ‘wow words’. Children have discussed what they mean and should practise them in sentences.

troublesome

casual

flavoursome

scarlet

gullible

perspiring

colossal

timid

towering

blistering

03 May 2013

Posted on Friday 03 May 2013 by Mr Owen

This week, children might have either of the spellings below, depending on their specific  needs.

Common misspellings

This week’s spellings are all words which children are regularly spelling incorrectly, including some words that end in ‘ous’- an ending which is, again, often misspelled.

probably

many

definitely

experience

always

suspicious

though

fabulous

people

dangerous

 

Homophones & common misspellings

This week’s spellings are all words which sound the same as others, but have different spellings. It’s not the first time that. I’ve set these spellings, but children are still making basic mistakes with their choice of words. They’re really important ones to get right!

there

their

they’re

your

you’re

mite

might

couldn’t

shouldn’t

wouldn’t

 

 

26 April 2013

Posted on Friday 26 April 2013 by Mr Owen

Doubling up for a short vowel sound

This week’s spellings are all words which need you to double a consonant to make the
vowel sound short. This is one of our key spelling rules to learn… and it still needs to be improved!  As always, if you’re not sure, find out what they mean.

opponent

swallow

appalled

gobble

illuminate

written

utter

bitten

shallow

fitter

19 April 2013

Posted on Friday 19 April 2013 by Mr Owen

Drop the e for ing

This week’s spellings are all words which originally end in e, but now we’ve
dropped the e for ing. Children have chosen all of the words this week – they’re
pretty impressive words!

kindling

separating

imploding

confiscating

gesticulating

forging

impersonating

creating

intimidating

paralysing

22 March 2013

Posted on Monday 25 March 2013 by Mr Owen

Sorry for the late post. I’ve had some computer issues which seem to be sorted now.

Children know if they are group A, B or C.

Unstressed vowels (A)

This week, we’re learning about words that have unstressed vowels (vowels that you
can’t hear properly).

miserable

abominable

memorable

abandoned

marvellous

desperate

compromise

familiar

 

 Unstressed vowels (B)

This week, we’re learning about words that have unstressed vowels (vowels that you
can’t hear properly).

smuggler

factory

library

miserable

definitely

easily

interested

Heaven

 

Unstressed vowels (C)

This week, we’re learning about words that have unstressed vowels (vowels that you
can’t hear properly).

easily

library

definitely

hospital

family

carpet

interested

heaven

high frequency

awful

normal

always

anyway

15 March 2013

Posted on Sunday 17 March 2013 by Mr Owen

shun endings (A)

This week, we’re learning about words that end in a shun sound.

percussion

exclusion

extension

corrosion

electrician

musician

magician

politician

 

shun endings (B)

This week, we’re learning about words that end in a shun sound.

mansion

mission

confusion

explosion

ocean

magician

electrician

musician

 

shun endings (C)

This week, we’re learning about words that end in a shun.

mission

explosion

Asian

Russian

ocean

musician

magician

electrician

High Frequency Words

nearly

won’t

many

possible

 

08 March 2013

Posted on Monday 11 March 2013 by Mr Owen

Children have been given spellings A, B or C, depending on their individual spelling needs. We’ve discussed meanings in class and need to be able to write each word in a sentence.

shun endings (A)

This week, we’re learning about words that end in a ‘shun’ sound.

revolution

pollution

promotion

devotion

intuition

completion

demonstration

foundation

 

shun endings (B)

This week, we’re learning about words that end in a ‘shun’ sound.

pollution

emotion

devotion

motion

position

competition

education

station

 

shun endings (C)

This week, we’re learning about words that end in a ‘shun’ sound.

pollution

emotion

motion

lotion

opposition

competition

nation

station

High Frequency Words

colour

remember

difficult

laughing

01 March 2013

Posted on Saturday 02 March 2013 by Mr Owen

Common letter strings

This week’s spellings are all words which contain the same letters in a row, but have different pronunciations of those ‘letter strings’.

ight

our

oo

frighten

sourest

took

weight

flour

balloon

brighter

neighbour

soonest

height

pouring

looked